"John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park
, is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature." —Philip Roth
"Cheever's deepest, most challenging book. It has the tone of a summing-up and the tension of a vision." —The New York Times
"A master American storyteller." —Time
"In a class by itself, not only among Cheever's work but among all the novels I know." —Joseph Heller
"John Cheever's prose is always a pleasure to read because it is both graceful and governed." —Chicago Tribune
About the Author
John Cheever, best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of seventeen. He was the recipient of a 1951 Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of a National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle in 1958, the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stories of John Cheever, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and an American Book Award. He died in 1982, at the age of seventy.